1. What does the word “whale” bring to mind? For many, it might be the image of a blue whale, the largest animal that ever lived.
But did you know that dolphins and porpoises, which are far smaller and look quite different, are also types of specialized whales? Today, there about 80 species of living whales, or cetaceans.
These 80 species fall into two groups: baleen and toothed.
(via Baleen and Toothed Whales)

    What does the word “whale” bring to mind? For many, it might be the image of a blue whale, the largest animal that ever lived.

    But did you know that dolphins and porpoises, which are far smaller and look quite different, are also types of specialized whales? Today, there about 80 species of living whales, or cetaceans.

    These 80 species fall into two groups: baleen and toothed.

    (via Baleen and Toothed Whales)

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